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Reflowed solder, replaced flyback - still have 5 "clicks" of deat


I am trying to fix my inlaws F32649 32" TV. I am a budding arcade hobbiest from the world of cap kits. So, after the TV died, it just gives the "5 clicks" trying to switch on. I tried reflowing all the solder joints I could find on the boards. No help. I tried cleaning off as much of their disgusting nicotine dirt/stains. No Help. TV still gave the "5 clicks" of death. So, I read these boards, and decided the most likely cause was a bad flyback transformer.

Well, I finally got off my duff, tracked down the replacement part as a 244247, and replaced it. Went just fine. Everything flowed nice and silver and shiny.

Turned it on. "5 clicks" again. Argh.

I see no glow at all anywhere. No arcing. There's no sound. Nothing on the picture tube. After turning off, my discharge probe spikes up good to 15Kv or so (I haven't tried it on.)

My inlaws had various ways of describing how it failed originally. Space heater in front that wasn't there before. Then, screen going out. Possibly to a horizontal line? Not sure. Sometimes coming back on after turning off of a bit. But, after a day or so of that, nothing. Just the 5 clicks.

Any ideas? I'm game for using a multimeter and a soldering iron. I have a high voltage probe with banana clip for safe discharging. Many thanks in advance.

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Thanks Ladywinn. I found the thyristor. Unfortunately, it was in great shape. In fact, on my board, it had a clip and adhesive to help hold it. (Factory installed clip and adhesive). Seems like they'd already tackled the thyristor issue on my model.

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There is a thyristor next to relay by ac fuse ck to see if it falls off 2 wires holding it resolder back to wirers sticking up its round and sliver .

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